Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of India. His ethics and his principles on non-violence have become an inspiration of light for the world. His tradition are still appreciated and commonly used for solving conflicts & finding non-violent result to troubles. The birth day of Mahatma Gandhi (2nd October) has also been affirmed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations General Assembly on 15th June, 2007.
Mahatma Gandhi is known as Father of the Nation. In the text books of children, in the books of elders, in schools. colleges, in speeches of our leaders Mahatma Gandhi is honored as Father of the Nation. But it is an alarming fact that like other official honors, Mahatma Gandhi has not been declared Father of the Nation so far officially.
So I urge the Government of India on behalf of all the people who who believe in Non-violence, Mutual Love, Harmony & Global Peace that Mahatma Gandhi must be declared the "Father of the Nation" officially without delay.This is a matter of great shame & ignorence that Mahatma Gandhi has not been declared the Father Of the Nation officially so far. Are the generations of India falsely reading Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of the Nation in their text books ? Is this not a matter of shame and regret!!!
The great soul Mahatma Gandhi and his unforgettable sacrifices must be respected by the government of India by declaring him the father of the nation officially in a formal way. An ordinance can be issued by government of India or an amendment in constitution can make it possible to declare Mahatma Gandhi as the father of the nation.
History has it
Father of the Nation is an honorific title given to a man considered the driving force behind the establishment of a nation. As per Wikipedia, it was Subhas Chandra Bose who used the term for Mahatma Gandhi, in a radio address from Singapore in 1944. Later, it was recognised by the Indian government. When Gandhi was assassinated, India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, in a radio address to the nation, had announced that the Father of the Nation "is no more."
With best regards,
Mohd. Abdul Saeed Khan alias Saeed Khan Falahi
Global Peace & Human Rights Activist,